Haze: Essays, Poems, Prose
ISBN 13: 978-1-890311-15-5
104 pgs, Cover by Holly Bressler
$12.50 direct from Aerial/Edge
This new collection of poems, essays, and divigations might be the
essential Mark Wallace to date. Always the supreme contrastoic, Wallace
gets us to somehow bear it all the better. The strange world of literature
is not only astutely observed, but transfigured, page by page. Here's
hilarity ripped from the jaws of social dissolution. Here's that rare
combination of reliable unreliability coupled with an infernal persistence
as regards the boildown of Culture--what is it?
Marvelous! A book that thinks! and that speaks out plainly and politically.
In this collection of short essays, poems, and various hybrid genres,
Mark Wallace takes poetry seriously--and often in the most tongue-in-cheek
way, but below the quick wit is a belief in and love of language and
the art it can make. Wallace has made that art here. "If poetry is,
as I believe, the art that allows people access to their own complexity..." he writes, and goes on from there to show what can happen in a world
where this is true. It's news.